Donnelly, Ann Parsell

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Ann Parsell Donnelly, 83, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2022 with her loving family by her side. Ann was born August 24, 1938 in McComas, West Virginia to Stella and Thomas Parsell.

She graduated from Pembroke High School in 1956 and Radford Community Hospital Lab School in 1958. Ann was happily married to Johnny Donnelly for sixty-two years, tying the knot on June 5, 1960 in Pembroke, Virginia.

Ann worked at Vet Science and the Anaerobe Lab at Virginia Tech for many years and was known by her colleagues for her sense of humor and boundless energy.

Ann was an active member of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church and served as organist and choir director until her retirement.

Ann loved cooking, baking, music and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, John Donnelly; her children, Dina (David) Yauger, John (Melody) Donnelly, Tim Donnelly; her grandchildren, Laura (Aaron) Horowitz, Mattie (Nathan) Williams, William Yauger, and Grayson Donnelly; her great-grandchildren, Beckett and Cohen Williams and life-long friend Shirley Roby.

Ann will be remembered for her laughter, her gentleness, and her love of life. A private memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in September for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Ann would be honored if donations in her memory were made to the Fairlawn Presbyterian Church.

The Donnelly family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.